Michael Gollin
January 2016

To live

To be comfortable.

To relate closely with loved ones, family and close friends.

To be happy.
To cause happiness.  
To interact with  interesting people.

To amuse
To give
To inspire??
To be an example of how one can behave in adversity.

To publish.
To help clients and colleagues.
To teach.
To advise.
To witness.

To say. Thank you, I love you, I’m sorry, please forgive me, I forgive you, and goodbye.”

3 thoughts on “Purpose

  1. Dear Michael: You have achieved all of that and even more! You gave to the world with all your heart every waking moment, and the world loves you in return. You’ve been such an inspiration to so many of us through your work, your stories, and your sense of being in the present through thick and thin. Thank you for spending time with me at BIO and AUTM meetings, debating legislative and policy matters – I always loved the engaging conversation with you. Your “can do” attitude always made me feel confident that we could once again stimulate our audiences into thinking deeply about the subject matter at hand and make conscious and informed decisions. Much love to you, with the strongest of hugs, Janna

  2. Dearest Michael,

    Oh how I wish I could get on a train and come visit you right now, but I can’t. How I wish I could look and smile at your dear self as Albie does in that photograph. I’m sorry, please forgive me… Thank you, I love you.

    Your purpose has always been clear and you have always fulfilled it. You are an example to me, an inspiration, guide in adversity and my beloved, beloved nephew. Goodbye. Until I leave work, go home and write you from home. As Albie would say: “’til soon….”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s